Today we will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of daylight. Why is this important for those of us that raise birds? Because a bird’s laying cycle is based on daylight hours and the laying cycle peaks at 14-16 hours of daylight. This is why if we don’t supplement light we get fewer eggs in the […]
With winter arriving I had thought about making an enclosure for the quail to live in. We have 10 birds now and I would like to breed them so it would be nice to be able to really observe them. It would also make it easier to collect eggs if they were caged. A funny […]
When we got our quail I really didn’t know much about them I just wanted the potato bugs gone from the garden. Many homesteaders tout them as easy to raise and economical. These birds make it possible raise meat and eggs on land, where due to restrictions; larger birds are not an option. The rate […]
About twice a year we have the joy of hatching chicks right here in our home. The chicks transition to appropriate housing as they grow. At first we realized we weren’t really set up for this growing up process but we made it work and as we realized the need we built things like a […]
August did not bring us a baby. It has been a rough month full of highs and lows hard work and a few breaks. I have the support of an amazing church family and a loving heavenly father that walked with me in the hardest of times. Husband I decided to make a huge change […]
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